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Attic Treasures
page 1966
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       Old Scrapbook articles that have no date
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These short articles are posted in the hopes of adding otherwise unknown aspects to family histories. They contain numerous individual names and describe the everyday life activities in Oconto County, Wisconsin's, past.
  Researched, transcribed and contributed by Richard La Brosse

1966 Oconto Falls—Mrs. Kent Rifenbergh, the former Marvel Peterson was named the “Methodist Woman of the Year” at the Easter Tea on Monday.  She was presented with a certificate of special membership in the Woman’s Society of Christian Service issued by the Board of Missions, a gold pin which is the emblem of the organization, and a corsage.  The honor was voted to Mrs. Rifenbergh by the Society members for her faithful service to the church in varied capacities.  Marvel who moved back to Oconto Falls after the death of her husband, and cared for her father, the late A.J. Peterson for a number of years.  She has carried many responsibilities in the church, serving as Church School Superintendent and the educational boards and committee.  She has been a faithful member of the society and worked hard in various committees.  In addition, Marvel has committed herself to a program of service to the residents of Pel-Bar Nursing Home and her busy schedule also has her doing a good job in the hospital auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She finds time to be a good neighbor, and while she cannot be a “cookie jar” grandmother, there are many nice things she does for her granddaughters and their parents, her son Jim and wife Grace.  The society has presented these special memberships to Mmes. H.R. Tuttle, John Dobbertin, Ralph Elver, Henry Plier, E.J. Shellman and the late Mrs. George Cleveland and the money for them was used by the mission board to extend the work of the church in its program at home and abroad.


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